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About the Institution

Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Open University Malaysia (OUM) was founded to provide higher education opportunities to those who believe that acquiring new knowledge and skills is a valuable investment for their career and future. Established in August 2000, the University is owned by a consortium of the first 11 public universities in Malaysia.

As the nation’s premier open and distance learning institution, OUM offers an alternative pathway to quality higher education that allows learners to study without compromising their work or personal responsibilities.

OUM has cumulatively enrolled more than 180,000 learners from diverse backgrounds, such as teachers, nurses, uniformed personnel, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, celebrities and even prison inmates. To date, the University has produced about 85,000 graduates.

Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Public Service Department and various professional bodies, the University’s programmes cover a broad range of disciplines in business and management, applied sciences, and education and social sciences.


Programme Outline

Cluster of Business and Management

Open University Malaysia (OUM)
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Marketing (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Cluster of Education and Social Sciences

Open University Malaysia (OUM)
  • Diploma in Islamic Studies with Education
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Islamic Management) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Political Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Education (TESL) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of English Studies (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching
  • Master of Counseling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Early Childhood Education
  • Master of English Studies
  • Master of Islamic Studies
  • Master of Psychology
  • Master of Instructional Design and Technology
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

Cluster of Applied Sciences

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Digital Media Design (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science in Project and Facility Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science with Honours (Hons)
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Quality Management
  • Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Facility Management
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
  • Doctor of Nursing

Academic Resources and Facilities

Open University Malaysia (OUM)
  • Electronic copies of modules
  • Study guides
  • Video lectures
  • Digital library resources (printed books, e-books, e-journals, e-theses, newspaper and local legal act databases, articles, conference papers, past examination papers and more)
  • Self-Managed Learning
  • Online Discussion Forums

Student (Local and International) Support Services

All OUM learners are part-time learners and they can easily access support services through myINSPIRE, the University’s learning management system. myINSPIRE provides access to learning materials, discussion forums, video lectures, digital library resources, academic and financial records, course schedules and many more.

Local learners can also visit more than 30 of our learning centres nationwide, where they can enjoy a conducive learning environment, meet up with peers and seek assistance from the University staff. All learning centres are located in major towns and strategic locations, making it easy for anyone to reach the University.

Internationally, OUM learners can enjoy support from the University's partner institutions in countries like the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Vietnam, Zambia and others.


Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Student Development Activities for Employability

  • Practicum
  • Internship
  • Career Centre
  • Career Talk
  • Soft Skills Training

The Student Experience

At OUM, the learner-centred approach emphasises accessibility, affordability and flexibility. Learners can study independently using myINSPIRE, the University’s learning management system, which allows them to manage their schedules, access learning resources and interact with their peers and tutors via online forums.

Due to the pandemic, the University has also initiated the fully online mode since March 2020. Classes, examinations, presentations, discussions and even viva voce sessions have successfully taken place virtually, thus proving that with the right technology, tools and infrastructure, anyone, anywhere can learn at OUM.


Recognition and Accreditation

Open University Malaysia (OUM)

2015

  • Putra Brand Awards: Silver (Education and Learning)
  • Global Performance Excellence Awards: Best in Class (Education)

2016

  • Putra Brand Awards: Bronze (Education and Learning)
  • Malaysia Productivity Corporation: Productivity Champion
  • Commonwealth of Learning: Award for Excellence for Open and Distance Education Materials (Category A)

2019

  • World Educational Congress Mumbai: 101 Fabulous Global Educational Institutions

Programmes are recognised and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Public Services Department and professional bodies, such as

SIRIM: SIRIM Certification:

The following certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the programme as per SIRIM requirements:

  • Total Quality Fast Track Assessor
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
  • Certified Quality Manager
  • Certified Quality Professional
  • SIRIM Certified Facility Management System Executive (SIRIM CFMSE)

International Certification:

ISO 9001 Certification – SAI Global based in Australia since 2012

MBOT : Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) is one of the new professional body that gives Professional Recognition to Technologists and Technicians in related technology and technical fields. Based on Act 768, MBOT expands its function vertically and horizontally whereby MBOT looks at technology-based profession that cuts across discipline based from conceptual design to a realized technology and covers from Technicians (with SKM/Diploma Level) up to Technologists (Bachelor’s Degree level and above).

MPSY Graduates register as a professional member

  • Malaysian Psychological Association (PERSIMA)
  • Malaysian Counselling Association (PERKAMA International)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

DOSH: BOSHM graduates can claim for their green book from DOSH without need to attend the SHO courses at NIOSH and sit for the SHO examination.

Malaysian Nursing Board: the curriculum meets the requirement by Malaysian Nursing Board.

Board of Counsellor Malaysia: Master of Counselling meets the Malaysia Board of Counsellor (LKM) Accreditation Criteria:-

  • 13 subjects are conducted on 42 hours face-to-face seminars
  • 2 subjects involved Practicum and Internship
  • Fulfill the requirement hours for Practicum (240 hours) and Internship (504 hours).

Graduates are eligible to apply for the license as a registered counsellor from Malaysia Board of Counselling

CPA Australia: Bachelor of Accounting with Honours (Accredited by CPA Australia)


Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Options

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme (monthly installments)

Scholarships

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Financial Assistance

Why Study in our Institution

OUM is the Practical Choice for you:

  • Wide range of programmes at all levels of study: Diploma, Bachelor, Postgraduate Diploma, Master, Doctorate and PhD.
  • Accredited and recognised programmes with updated and career-relevant content.
  • Flexible learning approach perfect for working adults and people who are always on the go.
  • Competitive tuition fees and easy payment schemes.
  • Accessible anywhere , anytime

Courses Offered

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Diploma Level
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Diploma in Accounting
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 12,960.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 12,780.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Diploma in Human Resource Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 12,780.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 12,780.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Diploma in Islamic Studies with Education
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 11,250.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Diploma in Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 12,780.00/Course
Duration: 3 Years & 4 Months - 10 semester
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Bachelor's Degree Level
7.
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30,016.00 /Course
Duration: 5 Yrs
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Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Duration: 24840/Course
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Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,840.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Digital Media Design (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 26,400.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,720.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 4 months - 13 semester
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Bachelor of Education (TESL) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 25,920.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 4 months - 13 semester
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Bachelor of English Studies (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,514.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 27,360.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 27,240.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Islamic Management) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,360.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,000.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 27,360.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Manufacturing Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 22,560.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Marketing (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 25,320.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29,008.00/Course
Duration: 3 years - 9 semester
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Bachelor of Nursing Science with Honours
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 years - 9 semester
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Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 22,200.00 /Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Political Science (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,480.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,360.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 4 months - 13 semester
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Bachelor of Science in Project and Facility Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,000.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 22,920.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 4 months - 13 semester
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Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 20,400.00/Course
Duration: 4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
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Masters Degree Level
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Master of Business Administration
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29,568/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Counselling
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 23,856/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Master of Early Childhood Education
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Education
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 18,396/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths ; 2 Yrs (full coursework)
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Master of English Studies
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 23,268/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Facility Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 26,000/Course
Duration: Refer to Univ.
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Master of Human Resource Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 23,352/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Information Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,920/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Instructional Design and Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 19880/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Master of Islamic Studies
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 16,080/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Master of Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,108/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Nursing
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21,080/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths
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Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 22,722/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Master of Project Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 22,120/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Master of Psychology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 20,580/Course
Duration: Refer to Univ.
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Master of Quality Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 25,200/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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Postgraduate Diploma
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Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT)
Level: Postgraduate Diploma
Fees (Local): 9,240/Course
Duration: Refer to Univ.
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
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Doctor of Business Administration
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45,348/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Doctor of Education (EdD)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 33,768/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Doctor of Nursing
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 43,260/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 27,878 /Course
Duration: Refer to Univ.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 29,970/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 39,126/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Ph.D. (Business Administration)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 31,270/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Ph.D. (Information Technology)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 35,487/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs
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Contact Details

Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Address:
Menara OUM, Block C, Kelana Centre Point
Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 603-78012000
Website: https://www.oum.edu.my

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Key Personnel

Y. Bhg. Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Anuwar Ali

President/Vice-Chancellor , Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Anuwar Ali is one of the leading figures in Malaysian academia. He is currently the President/Vice-Chancellor of Open University Malaysia (OUM) and Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR), the holding company of OUM. Prior to joining OUM, he was the Director of the Higher Education Department at the Ministry of Higher Education (1995-1998) and later, moved on to become the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Anuwar began his career as an Assistant Director at the then Ministry of Trade and Industry in 1970. Three years later, he joined UKM as a tutor at the Faculty of Economics. His career with UKM spanned over 30 years where he held various posts including the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor before his appointment as the Director of Higher Education.

During his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of UKM, he strived to uplift the status of the university to where it is now – a world-class institution. He was actively involved in research and publications particularly in the field of industrial and technological development. In recognition of his expertise, he was appointed as a consultant to prepare the Industrial Master Plan (1986-1995), Action Plan for Technology Development and the Action Plan for Small and Medium Scale Industries for the Malaysian government. He was also the Chairman of the Malaysian Examination Council, member of the Securities Commission and board member of SIRIM Training Services Sdn Bhd.

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Anuwar was born in Jasin, Melaka, on 11 July 1946. He received his primary education in Tanjung Malim, Perak, and Jasin, Melaka, before joining the Melaka High School. He graduated with a BSc (Economics) degree from the Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1970. During his early years as a tutor and lecturer at UKM, he furthered his studies and obtained his masters and PhD from the University of Leicester and University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Student Testimonials

Felix Desmond

Bachelor (Hons) in Business Administration

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“I was driven to continue learning but at the same time, I wasn’t willing to leave my job. So, I searched for an institution which would be able to provide me with a flexible learning environment. I came to know about OUM through newspapers and after making a familiarization trip, I was convinced. Five years have passed and I am proud to be a degree holder,”


Hafizah Ja’afar & Nor Azize Ja’afar

Bachelor of Education (TESL)

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“OUM has opened it’s heart and given us a chance to study with variable learning method such as tutorial and online discussions.”


Nazatul Najahah bte. Ismail

Diploma in Management

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OUM  offers the most flexible learning method to cater for busy working adults like me”.


Sanjeev a/l Janardhanan

Master of Management

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"The programme has been structured so well that for me, I was very comfortable with it as I had enough time to study, do assignments and also interact  with my lecturers and fellow colleagues”.


Tan Liam Sing

Bachelor Of Business Administration

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“Studying in OUM gives me the opportunity for career advancement and promotions.”


Walter Sandosam

Master of Management

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“With its blended pedagogy of online, seminars and modules, OUM is truly appealing. I am able to draw up my own learning routine without getting it entangled with my personal or social commitments.”


Ian Murray Mackechnie

PhD (Business Administration)

Slide 12

“Open University, with its flexible learning system, supported by committed staff, was definitely the right choice to pursue my doctoral Studies”.


Kyaw Ahr Kar Nyunt

Master in Information Technology

Slide 9

“I am glad that I chose OUM where learning is fun and less stressful. I have the freedom of learning anywhere at anytime. Unlike conventional learning, I do not have to stick to a routine and attend classes even if I do not feel like doing so. Learning becomes much easier when I have the liberty of doing it at my own pace. For professionals like me, OUM’s open and distance learning (ODL) option is delightful,”

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